Alternative Investments Articles

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New SEC Rules Impact Clients

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The SEC has adopted new rules for asset-backed securities and credit-rating agencies that should make bond ratings more reliable and pensions more secure.

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Short Sellers Add Bets Against VIX As Volatility Fades

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Volatility in U.S. equity markets is near an all-time low and traders have loaded up on bets it has further to fall.

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More Advisors Turn To Options For Income, Hedging, Study Says

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An increasing number of financial advisors are turning to options to achieve their clients’ income and risk management goals, according to a new survey.

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Alternative Investments To Grab Up To 40 Percent Of Revenues By 2020: McKinsey

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Alternative investments will command up to 40 percent of the asset management industry's global revenues by 2020 as investors seek them for safety and consistent returns, consulting firm McKinsey &...

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Alternative Investment Strategies Can Hedge Against Rising Interest Rates

by Dorothy C. Weaver

Alternatives can help advisors construct a portfolio that can generate an attractive return, while seeking to protect capital under a variety of market environments.

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Liquid Alts Aren’t Flowing

by Jeff Schlegel

Alternative funds keep gaining assets even as some investors become disillusioned with them.

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Mutual Fund Assets Increase, Providers Decrease, Says Cogent

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Advisors have over on average $42 million invested in mutual funds, up from $36.8 million a year ago, but they're working with fewer asset managers, according to a new report.

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Private Equity’s Next Frontier: DC Plans

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Industry players expect private equity to play a bigger role in defined contribution plans.

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Advisors And The Art Of Using Alternatives In Client Portfolios

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Using alternative investments requires understanding the different types of alternative strategies, how they’re designed to work and how they can best address client expectations.

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Gundlach’s Main Bond Fund Loses Morningstar Analyst Rating

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DoubleLine Capital's five-star Total Return Bond Fund has lost its analyst rating from Morningstar Inc. after a long-running dispute over the research firm’s coverage of the money manager.

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